Wednesday, February 1, 2012

matt's cowl


My poor hubby has been freezing since he moved his office back to our house.  We keep the heat low, but I don't notice it as much downstairs because of all the running around I do all the time.  Not to mention the baking.  Matt, on the other hand, sits at a desk most of the day...so he is cold.  I decided to make him a cowl, but figuring out what kind of pattern to use was a little frustrating.  There are a lot of really nice lace type cowls, a lot of zig zags and other beautiful patterns.  Not so much in the way of "manly" cowls.  In the end I decided on a basic 2x2 rib for about an inch and a half and then stockinette stitch until it is the length I want, finished with another 2x2 rib.  Clearly a very basic pattern, but it is knitting up quite fast, and Matt is really excited to have the finished product.

I'm just starting Mockingjay, literally just read the first couple of pages before I started this blog post.  The second book really left on a pretty intense scene, so I am really excited to get into it.  Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to until the kids take a really long nap this afternoon (hopefully).

I am joining up with Ginny and her wonderful yarn along.  What are you working on these days?  Any new books that I should be looking at!?


And I finished the cowl before I posted this post :-)

17 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful gift for your husband!
    My son and I read all three books of the Hungry trilogy and I was just sad they ended. The books are not my usual reading material,but I enjoyed them all! My son read them several time because he liked them so much.
    Happy Yarn Along.

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  2. I usually crochet but really want to knit myself a cowl for winter this year! I like the Purl Bee bandana cowl. I should probably start soon, I am a very slow knitter! My husband won't wear anything wooly! Lucky it doesn't get too cold where we live!

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  3. I just finished devouring all of the Hunger Games books about a month ago.
    Such fun!

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  4. Your cowl is lovely, it is going to keep your hubby warm, thanks for the book link, I will have to have a look on Amazon.

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  5. Nice idea with the manly cowl. I find my hands get so cold at the computer. I ended up knitting wristwarmers/fingerless gloves and it works. Makes me look like Scrooge, but my fingers are warm.

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  6. Now that looks like a really warm cowl!!!! Gift of love!!

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  7. We keep our heat low too and some of my children don't mind, some do (the more sedentary ones!). The cowl is a great idea. Maybe some mitts to keep warm too?

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  8. I love the color! I'm sure he'll look very distinguished!

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  9. It looks nice and warm. I wear cowls almost every day in the winter. They keep me from freezing!

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  10. oh that looks so warm and toasty! And I love the yarn you chose!!

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  11. i just made my husband a cowl too and he wears it all the time! happy! i'm know your husband is going to love his too, it looks perfectly manly, and cozy.

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  12. Beautiful cowl! I am wondering if I should make one for my husband....I keep making them for me! Lovely wool!

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  13. i really like the color of that cowl, very manly.

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  14. Look at all these men wearing cowls! I think it is time I knit one for my husband, too! Our house is pretty nippy, too. Still need to start Hunger Games - it's on my list - too many books too little time!

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  15. I'm all about practical knit items after my first items being placed on a shelf cause it was deemed 'too fancy'...
    Love the cowl. I'm sure it will fulfill its purpose nicely.

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  16. Cowls are definitely on my list of "to do" knits this year. I love your "manly" version! I hope it keeps your hubby warm!

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  17. I'm sure your husband will proudly wear that cowl to keep him warm. Great job!

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